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Valley Commerce Bancorp announces Q1 dividend

Valley Commerce Bancorp, parent company of Valley Business Bank of Visalia, announced it will issue an eight-cent cash dividend to its shareholders.

Report shows energy potential of Valley streams

Several Valley waterways have the power to produce hundreds of megawatts of potential hydropower, a new report by the U.S. Energy Department showed.

Dynamax opens Fresno office

Houston-based Dynamax Inc., a provider of sap flow equipment and soil moisture measurement technology for more than 25 years, has expanded to a new office in the Water, Energy and Technology Center on the campus of Fresno State.

California cities dominate dirty-air rankings

(AP) — Cities in California's Central Valley dominate the American Lung Association's annual rankings of the nation's worst air pollution, though traditional dirty-air leader Los Angeles still tops key categories.

Farm bureau seeks journalism award entries

Nominations are now being accepted for the 20th annual Journalism Awards that will be presented during the Fresno County Farm Bureau's "Celebrating Friends of Agriculture" event on June 19.

Fresno’s Cargill on cusp of expansion, 300 new jobs

John Niemann is vice president and general manager at Cargill’s Fresno beef facility.A $50-million-dollar planned expansion at the Cargill Meat Solutions facility southwest of Fresno should add 300 jobs to the 1,000-person workforce already employed there.

Retail events promote fitness, nutrition

A branch of the Fresno County Department of Public Health continues to highlight May as a prime month to promote fruit and vegetable consumption as a way to reduce obesity.

Rosa Brothers Milk wins UC Merced biz award

Rosa Brothers Milk Co. of Hanford is one of five companies to be honored by the UC Merced Small Business Development Center with a 2014 small business award.

The Business Journal named to historical list

The Business Journal Publisher Gordon Webster Jr. stands in front of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors with daughter Ashley Webster (center), Fresno County Librarian Laurel Prysiazny (left) and Fresno County Historical Landmarks and Records Commissioner Penny Raven (right).The Fresno County Board of Supervisors today recognized The Business Journal as a Centennial Business in honor of its 128 years in the region.

Fresno's student-run bank inspires two more in L.A.

Union Bank opened the first bank branch run by students at McLane High School in 2011.The success of the student-run Union Bank branch at McLane High School in Fresno has inspired the bank to open up two similar branches in the Los Angeles area.